HIST 597: Topics in Applied History

HIST 597-002: Oral History
(Spring 2024)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R

Horizon Hall 3001

Section Information for Spring 2024

We all move through times that become history. Oral history records living memories of people – famous or everyday - who create and contour how our most recent past came to be. Interviews open access to the troves of knowledge that anyone might carry through their life course in historical context. In this class, you will learn how oral history provides diverse insights to events. Specific methodologies for planning, recording, preserving, and analyzing knowledge gleaned from oral historical documentation will be practiced within ethical guidelines. As a class, you will engage in an oral history project focusing on a local Indigenous community histories. You will gain hands on experience with interviewing participants and developing an oral historical study.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Addresses specific topics in applied history selected by the instructor, with emphasis on combining theoretical analysis and readings with attention to practices and skills of applied history. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 15 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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